Thursday, 2 April 2020

A Month In Books ~ March 2020

Welcome to March's Month In Books roundup - on Literary Flits for the first time!
It's certainly been a weird month, hasn't it?! Fingers crossed you're all keeping safe wherever you are and have been able to escape into a good book from time to time.

I have linked up with Nicole's WrapUpRoundUp over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Regular blog series:
In March I blogged my last Reading Challenge update on Stephanie Jane. I don't think I'll continue that over here because my Reading Challenges Page is always available. WorldReads from Malaysia (on the 5th) was the last Bookish post on Stephanie Jane, so now all these types of posts are migrating to Literary Flits:
I'm still (grrrr!) 5 NetGalleys behind on State of the ARC because I've been dealing with The World by mood reading rather than by-the-dates reading. March's Cover Characteristics collection featured Hot Drinks and my 5 Books, 1 Theme quintet were all Virus Outbreak books (sorry, couldn't resist!). I also shared my favourite Bookish Etsy Finds.

Now, on with this Reading Roundup!
(Clicking each cover image will take you directly to my Literary Flits review or Spotlight page)

My Reviews

(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)

  
   
   
 

Spotlights


  
  
  


My Book Of The Month for March changed twice as the month progressed! At first I was sure it would be the wonderful Three Apples Fell From The Sky by Narine Abgaryan, but then The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable was a strong contender, and then I read American War by Omar El Akkad which absolutely blew me away! So American War gets the accolade this month, but all three books are well worth a look



I hope you have found some books to tempt you in this selection! You can keep up with my daily book posts on Literary Flits plus there's now loads of Book Spotlights and Cover Reveals blogged on Stephanie Jane. Don't forget to keep up with my Giveaway Listings too!

14 comments:

  1. It's always great to get a month where the books keep getting better! I'm just relieved that I'm back to reading again after that awful slump! I'm reading a few mountain climbing and political non fiction so I can pass them on to my uncle, who is getting really bored!

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    1. I'm never bored with a stack of books! I can't imagine how difficult it must be for folks who don't read

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  2. I'm here from the round-up, and am really enjoying browsing your blog! You have such an interesting range of books, and I've already added three to my TBR.

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    1. Welcome Wendy! Thank you for visiting and I do hope the TBR reads are as enjoyable for you when you get to them :-)

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  3. You write a huge amount of reviews per month, fair play!

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    1. I find I have to review in order to lodge each book in my brain. It's just a few paragraphs usually, not a full scholarly review!

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  4. Wow! You sure read a lot of books this month! Hope you have a great April!

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    1. I escape into books! March was lucky, bookishly anyway, with some great reads and April is shaping up nicely too.
      Hope it's at least as good for you :-)

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  5. I've found it a lot easier to mood read than read on a schedule lately too. My attention is so scattered lately!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. It's awful isn't it. I can stick to my planned reading time as long as I avoid social media sites. But as soon as I get lost in Twitter or FB, that's me distracted for the rest of the day :-(

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  6. I like the idea of seeing some wrap ups on here. I am always so astounded by the sheer amount you read and get to review throughout the month! I wish I had your reading mojo. Hope you're staying safe and taking care of yourself too x

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    1. All good here, thank you :-)
      I hope you're coping ok with your enforced isolation? There can't be many days left now?

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  7. You had an excellent book month, reading and posting. I hope all is still well with you now that April is more than half over. Reading and exercise have been my escapes throughout this quarantine.

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    1. Thank you Danielle!
      Reading is my big escape too. Thank goodness I have plenty of books piled up awaiting me! I imagine you probably do as well?

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